Historical Events in January 1818

Historic Publication

Jan 1 Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is published anonymously by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones

  • Jan 1 Official reopening of the White House

Historic Event

Jan 2 Lord Byron completes "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (4th canto)

  • Jan 2 The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded.
  • Jan 21 Keats writes his poem "On a Lock of Milton's Hair"

Historic Event

Jan 30 John Keats composes his sonnet "When I Have Fears"